Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


Welcome to MiOTA

The Michigan Occupational Therapy Association welcomes all therapists, assistants, students and educators in the profession of occupational therapy to explore and enjoy this website.  Patients and their family members and advocates will find information about how the OT practitioners across the state can help them to participate fully and perform at the highest level within their personal life roles...truly living life to it's fullest!

As you use this site you will note that some areas are for members only.  We wish to thank those members who have demonstrated their support for their profession and this association, which is the Voice of OT within the state of Michigan. We hope that those who have not yet joined will take this opportunity to become a member of MiOTA. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of MiOTA is to advocate for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan and act as a communication vehicle for its members.


Vision Statement:

That MiOTA is acknowledged by occupational therapy practitioners and all stakeholders as the premier resource of knowledge, information, and expertise for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan.

MiOTA is a voluntary professional association of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication.

MiOTA Member Spotlight

Hi Everyone! My name is Sonny Grendel. I am an Occupational Therapist and currently work for HCR Manor Care in Ann Arbor. I attended Western Michigan University (Go Bronco’s…Row the Boat) and graduated with my undergraduate degree in 2008 and my master’s degree in 2009. I attended my first MiOTA Conference as a student and I will never forget that experience. I will never forget sitting down for lunch and meeting such knowledgeable and inspirational people. I remember asking the Occupational Therapists sitting with me, “How long have you been an OT for?” They answered with “20 years”, “26 years”, “21 years”, “17 years” and “19 years.” I thought to myself….I cant believe this, I am sitting with over a century of experience, this is AWESOME! The conference brought me so much insight on why I wanted to graduate and be the BEST Occupational Therapist. I learned so much during that 1 day and walked out of the conference with my “toolkit” (aka: my brain) filled with so much information that I couldn’t wait to share with my classmates that did not attend the conference.

After graduating from college, I have remained an active MiOTA Member. I also joined the Membership Committee and hold the role as the Retention Coordinator. MiOTA has introduced me to so many wonderful people. I have attended 5 MiOTA conferences as a practicing OT and every single one of them I have left with a huge smile on my face and so much motivation to return to work and share the knowledge I retained.

I am so thankful for the opportunities I have been given from being a MiOTA member. This is truly an amazing organization and I am so proud to be a part of it… Plus… we have A LOT of FUN!!

Thank you to all of the active MiOTA members for demonstrating support for the OT profession and association. Please encourage your friends and co-workers that are not MiOTA members to join this wonderful organization of dedicated professionals.

If you have any questions please email: sonnykay12@gmail.com
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